Our Primary Program provides to the child concrete experience and information about the world. The child is allowed to progress through the curriculum at his/her own pace and interest level. Our program address the whole child including his intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. Activities are provided which foster the development of orden, concentration, coordination and independence. Respect and responsibility are fostering in our kids everyday.
Areas of work in our Primary Program:
PRACTICAL LIFE: They are designed to foster independence, self control, coordination of the hand and eye and order.
SENSORIAL: All five senses are utilized as the child learns to make finer distinctions in quality and gradation. The sensorial materials assist the child in learning to differentiate between sizes, colors, weights, forms, textures, musical sounds, odors and tastes.
LANGUAGE: A phonetic approach to reading is incorporated with a sight, sound and touch presentation of alphabet. Spanish is offered daily as part of our bilingual education.
MATHEMATICS: is a continuation of the earlier sensorial material integration. The child works from the concrete towards abstraction through repeated sensorial impressions of geometry, relationships of quantity, and the process of addition, multiplication, subtraction and division.
PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCE: includes the study of plants and animals development a healthy respect for natural and an appreciation of the interrelation of all things.
SOCIAL STUDIES: includes the study of geography and history. Through puzzle map, experiments, globe the guide will expand the child's awareness and put the child in touch with the world.
ART, MUSIC AND MOVEMENT: Art appreciation as well as creative expression and exploration are part of our daily curriculum and the needs of the child to move and natural affinity for rhythm. Music and movement support the child development in body awareness and rhythm through line activities, finger play, songs and music activities.
GARDENING: Gardening help to increase environmental awareness by allowing students to form environmental attitudes through hands-on experience.